Safeguarding and Child Protection
At Bramcote College, keeping children and young people safe is our top concern. Safeguarding, and the welfare of every young person in college is everyone's responsibility.
Every student has the right to live free from fear of abuse and for the adults in their lives, at home, in the community and at our setting, to watch over them, listen to their views and take action if they are concerned. Our safeguarding policy sets out how parents, staff and setting leaders will respond if they are worried about a child.
Our approach to safeguarding is based on:
- Providing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.
- Ensuring we practice safer recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.
- Developing and then implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases of abuse.
- Supporting pupils who have been abused or harmed in accordance with his/her child protection plan.
- Raising awareness of safeguarding children, child protection processes and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
- Working in partnership with agencies and safeguarding partners in the ‘best interest of the child’
And to help us achieve this consistently, we work to clear principles that guide our work and our response to any concerns:
- We always act in the best interests of each student/student and promote their welfare.
- We listen to any communication from students/students, parents or carers and always take concerns seriously.
- We acknowledge there are risks to the students in our care. Without proper care and vigilance abuse or neglect of students could happen at the setting. We talk about these risks with students, staff and parents/carers and together will plan carefully to keep them safe.
- People must act if they are worried about a student and keep acting until they believe the student is safe.
- We are open in our decisions and let parents and local authorities know about concerns.
- We make it easy to raise a concern, and anyone raising concerns will be kept safe.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Simon Morton.
Simon has lead responsibility for the wellbeing and protection of all students at Bramcote College, ensuring staff are recruited and trained safely, and monitoring the progress of any student needing additional care or protection.
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Faye Parker Dennis.
Faye works closely alongside Simon to be fully aware of the needs of students across the setting and is able to take any necessary action in his absence.
Heidi Gale is the Head Teacher and has overall responsibility for the setting, staff and students.
Mary Kirby is the SENCO.
Kate Wood is the Designated Lead Teacher for Looked After Children.
Contact details for Heidi, Mary and Kate can be found here.
Our policies and supporting documents regarding safeguarding and child protection can be accessed below:
- Anti-Bullying Policy
- Attendance Policy
- Behaviour Policy
- Child Protection and Safeguarding policy
- Health and Safety Policy
- Keeping Children Safe In Education (DfE Guidance)
- Safeguarding and Child Protection policy
We have a dedicated page of information and resources for keeping children safe online. Please click here.
Contact details for local and national organisations who can provide help and support:
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?
Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors
- Childline/ NSPCC
- Report Online Abuse
- Kooth Online counselling
- Medical Emergencies
Tel: 111 / 999
- The Haven Church Foodbank
Wadsworth Road, Stapleford, NG9 8BD
Open Thursdays and Fridays 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Hope Nottingham Foodbanks HQ (Free School Meal provision)
Hope House, Boundary Road, Beeston, NG9 2RF
0303 040 1110 (9am-4pm)
- Food bank locations
- Nottinghamshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
- Nottingham City Children’s Services